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Geopolitics

Southeast Asia Becoming China's Trading Partner of Choice

Southeast Asia Becoming China's Trading Partner of Choice

Mar 16, 2010 at 18:09 | Dave Forest

Some good research from China Knowledge this week. About how southeast Asia is becoming China's trading partner of choice. China's trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has grown…

Ecuador Continues Its Defense in Arbitration Commenced By Chevron

Ecuador Continues Its Defense in Arbitration Commenced By Chevron

Mar 12, 2010 at 16:23 | Editorial Dept

On March 11, 2010, the Honorable Leonard Sand, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, denied the Republic of Ecuador’s Petition to Stay the pending arbitration commenced…

Damage Done By Nigeria's Contentious Oil Bill May Be Tough To Undo

Damage Done By Nigeria's Contentious Oil Bill May Be Tough To Undo

Mar 12, 2010 at 01:52 | Fawzia Sheikh

Nigeria's controversial oil industry bill is expected to eventually pass but the government may find it tough to later shift gears as international oil firms targeted under the legislation scale…

Libya: The Energy Player Not to Be Dismissed

Libya: The Energy Player Not to Be Dismissed

Mar 06, 2010 at 20:17 | Philip H. de Leon

On September 1, 2009, Libya lavishly celebrated the 40 years in power of its leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Once qualified as the mad dog of the Middle East by President…

Iraqi Elections Likely To Fuel Ethnic Tensions, Further Delay Access To Kirkuk's Reserves

Iraqi Elections Likely To Fuel Ethnic Tensions, Further Delay Access To Kirkuk's Reserves

Mar 05, 2010 at 00:55 | Gareth Jenkins

The elections in Iraq on March 7, 2010, are likely to serve as an important indicator of the prospects for a resolution of the long-running dispute over the administration of…

Yemen's Push Into the Gas Sector Fails to Stimulate Great Excitement and Raises Disturbing Questions

Yemen's Push Into the Gas Sector Fails to Stimulate Great Excitement and Raises Disturbing Questions

Mar 03, 2010 at 13:54 | Fawzia Sheikh

With Yemen’s oil revenues plunging, the government’s push into the gas market seemed like an economic saving grace for a state wracked by poverty and terrorism, but analysts warn more…

Renewed Battle for the Falkland Islands Suits the Embattled British, Argentine Leaders, and Others

Renewed Battle for the Falkland Islands Suits the Embattled British, Argentine Leaders, and Others

Mar 01, 2010 at 17:30 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The artificially-engendered revival of the dispute, which began in February 2010 between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, has been…

China's Ambitions Reshaping South Asia as it Surges into India's Backyard

China's Ambitions Reshaping South Asia as it Surges into India's Backyard

Feb 25, 2010 at 19:12 | David Caploe PhD

It’s a truism that the 21st century future of not just Asia, but the entire world, will be significantly determined by the relationship between the globe’s two fastest-growing large economies,…

Reports of $20 billion Total investment brighten Nigerian oil outlook

Reports of $20 billion Total investment brighten Nigerian oil outlook

Feb 24, 2010 at 16:45 | Darrell Delamaide

Reports that French oil giant Total is ready to invest $20 billion in Nigerian oil and gas development spread through energy markets in an unlikely bit of positive news for…

Kurds Push for Oil Law with Baghdad Amid South's Sudden Bright Future

Kurds Push for Oil Law with Baghdad Amid South's Sudden Bright Future

Feb 24, 2010 at 12:54 | Fawzia Sheikh

While the Iraqi government has made overtures to its Kurdish counterpart in the north to end an oil standoff, much remains in doubt without an actual law keeping the industry…

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